William BURGESS was born ca. 16221 in England.  Records would indicate he
was closely related to the BURGESS family of Marlborough, Wiltshire.  He
was transported to Lower Norfolk Co., VA prior to 1646.20 In 1650 he moved
to Anne Arundel Co., MD.21  His first wife was Elizabeth ROBINS,2 who was
living in 1657.  William died 24 Jan. 16861 [1686/7].

William and Elizabeth had two children:
1. Edward BURGESS3 b. ca. 1655 Anne Arundel Co., MD;4 m. Sarah CHEW;5 bur.
   4 Mar. 1722 (1723)6 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
2. George BURGESS3 b. ca. 1657 Anne Arundel Co., MD;4 m. Katherine, widow of 
   Henry STOCKETT; bur. 2 Dec. 17046 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD

William BURGESS secondly married Sophia, widow of Richard EWEN.22  By her he
had one child:
3. Susanna BURGESS3 married Major Nicholas SEWALL;3 died before 17379

William BURGESS third married Ursula3 -?- and had 8 children:
4. William BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Ann (GASSAWAY)7
   WATKINS6 13 Aug. 1697;6 died 28 June 1698;6 bur. All Hallow's Parish,
   Anne Arundel Co., MD
5. John BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; died bewteen 16853-17048
6. Joseph BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; died between 16853-17048
7. Benjamin BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; had child (Anne Burgess
   who married John Cheney) by Hester Iiams (but did not marry her);24 m. Jane, widow
   of James BUCHANNON;10 living 170610
8. Charles BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Elizabeth
   (THOMAS)6 HANSLAP6 26 Oct. 1703;6 d. between 14 Dec. 1739 and 3 May 1740
   Prince George's Co., MD23
9. Elizabeth3 BURGESS born after 1669;3 d. young after 16853
10.Anne3 BURGESS born 7 Oct. 16806 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Thomas SPARROW
   8 June 1697;6 d. 25 July 1697;6 bur. All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
11.Susanna3 BURGESS b. after 16693 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. John MITCHELL
   14 July 1700;6 living 171311

Edward BURGESS and Sarah CHEW had 9 children, all born in All Hallow's
Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD:
1. Elizabeth BURGESS6 b. 5 Aug 16--;6 m. William NICHOLSON 15 Aug. 1704;6
   bur. 13 Mar. 1716/76 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
2. William BURGESS6 b. 19 Nov. 1684;6 bur. 1 Dec. 17046 All Hallow's Parish,
   Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Anne BURGESS6 b. 5 Dec. 1685;6 m. Robert WHITE 22 Sep. 17096
4. Edward BURGESS6 b. ------ 1686;6 m. Sarah;12 d. before 6 Jan. 171512 Anne
   Arundel Co., MD
5. Samuel BURGESS6 b. ca. 1688;20 m. Elizabeth (FOWLER)6 DURDAIN6 19 Apr. 1716;6
   d. between 16 May 174013 and 23 Jan. 174314 Anne Arundel Co., MD
6. Sarah BURGESS6 b. ca. 1690;15 m. Benjamin GAITHER 8 Sep. 1709;6 d. 14 Nov.
   176915 "in her 79th year" Anne Arundel Co., MD
7. Margaret BURGESS6 b. ca. 1693;19 m. William WARE 21 Dec. 1710;6 living 172316
8. John BURGESS6 b. 17 Aug. 1696;6 m.1. Jane MACKELFRESH 15 Dec. 1720;6
   m.2. Matilda SPARROW 27 Jan. 1733;6 d. between 4 Sep. 1773 and 10 Jan.
   1774 Anne Arundel Co., MD17
9. Susanna BURGESS6 b. 14 Mar. 1699;6 m. Thomas RICHARDSON;6 d. ca. 1764
   Prince George's Co., MD18

1. All Hallows Cemetery, Anne Arundel County, MD "age about 64". 2. Northampton Co., VA deeds and wills 7:67, FHL microfilm 0,032,742. 3. William Burgess will, Maryland wills 4:242-245, FHL microfilm 0,012,843. 4. Estimate from 1635 birth of mother and that she was living in 1657. 5. Anne Chew will, Maryland wills 7:59-61, FHL microfilm 0,012,843. 6. All Hallows Parish Register, 1888 MD Historical Society copy; FHL microfilm 0,013,279, item 1. 7. Nicholas Gassaway will, Maryland wills 2:228-231, FHL microfilm 0,012,841. 8. Anne Arundel Co., MD land records WT2:222-231, FHL microfilm 0,013,209. 9. Nicholas Sewall will, Maryland wills 21:775-776, FHL microfilm 0,012,849. 10. Provincial Court Judgements, TB2:395-398, FHL microfilm 0,012,944. 11. Mordecai Moore will, Maryland wills 16:185-190, FHL microfilm 0,012,846. 12. Edward Burgess, Junr. account, Maryland Inventories and Accounts 37A:16-17, FHL microfilm 0,012,927. 13. Mrs. Sarah Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 25:515-516, FHL microfilm 0,012,870. 14. Samuel Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 29:101, FHL microfilm 0,012,872. 15. Robert Barnes, Marriages and Deaths from the Maryland Gazette 1727-1839, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishg Co., 1973), 65. 16. Edward Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 8:107-108, FHL microfilm 0,012,863. 17. John Burgess will, Maryland wills 39:833-834 (renumbered pages), FHL microfilm 0,012,857. 18. Susanah Richardson inventory, Maryland Inventories 82:253-255, FHL microfilm 0,012,886. 19. Estimate from marriage date and recorded birthdates of other children. 20. Lower Norfolk Co., VA deeds, wills and orders 2:16, FHL microfilm 0,032,823. 21. Maryland Patents Q:403, FHL microfilm 0,013,064. 22. Susannah Billingsley will, Maryland wills 1:199-200, FHL microfilm 0,012,941. Susannah (Ewen) Billingsley in 1663 called Susanna BURGESS a sister, showing that their mother Sophia had married William BURGESS. 23. Charles Burgess will, Maryland wills 22:159, FHL microfilm 0,012,849. 24. Katherine E. Harbury, "Beware of Appearances, Scenes One and Two: The Case of Hester Iiams" Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 52 (2011), pp. 199-227.

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